Priyadarshana C, Setiawan R, Tajima A, Asano A.Src family kinases-mediated negative regulation of sperm acrosome reaction in chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus). PLoS ONE15: e0241181 (2020).
Setiawan R, Priyadarshana C, Tajima A, Travis AJ, Asano A. Localization and function of GLUT1 glucose transporter in chicken sperm (Gallus gallus domesticus): relationship between ATP production pathways and flagellar motility. Reproduction, Fertility and Development 32: 697-705 (2020).
Ushiyama A, Priyadarshana C, Setiawan R, Miyazaki H, Ishikawa N, Tajima A, Asano A.Membrane raft-mediated regulation of glucose signaling pathway leading to acrosome reaction in chicken sperm.Biology of Reproduction 100: 1482-92 (2019).
Kokubu D, Ooba R, Abe Y, Ishizaki H, Yoshida S, Asano A, Kashiwabara S, Miyazaki H.Angelica keiskei (Ashitaba) powder and its functional compound xanthoangelol prevent heat stress-induced impairment in sperm density and quality in mouse testes.Journal of Reproduction and Development 65:139-46 (2019).
Priyadarshana C, Tajima A, Ishikawa N, Asano A.Membrane Rafts Regulate Sperm Acrosome Reaction via cAMP-dependent Pathway in Chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus).Biology of Reproduction 99: 1000-9,(2018).
Asano A, Roman HB, Hirschberger LL, Ushiyama A, Nelson JL, Hinchman MM, Stipanuk MH, Travis AJ.Cysteine dioxygenase is essential for mouse sperm osmoadaptation and male fertility.FEBS Journal 285: 1827-39(2018).
Ushiyama A, Tajima A, Ishikawa N, Asano A.Characterization of the functions and proteomes associated with membrane rafts in chicken sperm.PLoS ONE 12: e0186482 (2017).
Ushiyama A, Tajima A, Ishikawa N, Asano A.Modification of membrane cholesterol and desmosterol in chicken sperm improves post-thaw survival and prevents impairment of sperm function after cryopreservation. Reproduction, Fertility and Development 30: 591-599 (2017).
Asano A, Tajima A. Development and Preservation of Avian Sperm. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 1001, Springer (2017).
Li C, Alatengdalai, Xue S, Asano A, Tajima A, and Ishikawa N.Dynamic changes of main rumen microflora and ruminal fermentation in sheep supplemented with molasses-urea.Journal of Rangeland Science (in press) (2017).
Li C, Alatengdalai, Xue S, Asano A, Tajima A, and Ishikawa N.Effects of Molasses-Urea Supplementation on Weight Gain, Ruminal Fermentation and Major Microbe Populations of Winter-Grazing Sheep in Inner Mongolia Journal of Northeast Agricultural University 24: 48-53 (2017)
Ushiyama A, Ishikawa N, Tajima A, Asano A. Comparison of membrane characteristics between freshly ejaculated and cryopreserved sperm in the chick. Journal of Poultry Science 53:305-312 (2016).
Asano A, Kanbe H, Ushiyama A, Tajima A. Organization of membrane rafts in chicken sperm. Journal of Poultry Science 53: 233-239 (2016).
Nakajima Y, Hattori T, Asano A, Ishikawa N, Tajima A. Migration and differentiation of gonadal germ cells under cross-sex germline chimera condition in domestic chicken. Journal of Reproduction and Development. 60:406-410 (2014).
Cohen R*, Buttke DE*,Asano A*, Mukai C, Nelson JL, Ren D, Miller RJ, Cohen-Kutner M, Atlas D, Travis AJ.(*equal contribution) Lipid Modulation of Calcium Flux through CaV2.3 Regulates Acrosome Exocytosis and Fertilization. Develomental Cell. 28:310-321 (2014).
Nakajima Y,Asano A, Ishikawa N, Tajima A. Factors involved in spontaneous discharge of gonadal germ cells from developing gonad of 7-day-old chick embryos.Journal of Poultry Science 51:416-423 (2014).
Asano A, Nelson-Harrington JL, Travis AJ. Membrane rafts regulate phospholipase B activation in murine sperm.(Corresponding author) Communicative & Integrative Biology. 6:6, e27362 (2013).
Kiso WK, Selvaraj V, Nagashima J,Asano A, Brown JL, Schmitt DL, Leszyk J, Travis AJ, Pukazhenthi BS. Lactotransferrin in Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) seminal plasma correlates with semen quality. PLoS ONE. 16:e71033 (2013).
Asano A, Nelson-Harrington JL, Travis AJ. Phospholipase B is activated in response to sterol removal and stimulates acrosome exocytosis in murine sperm.(Corresponding author) Journal of Biological Chemistry. 288:28104-15 (2013).
Harkey MA, Asano A, Zoulas ME, Torok-Storb B, Nagashima J, Travis A. Isolation, genetic manipulation, and transplantation of canine spermatogonial stem cells: progress toward transgenesis through the male germ-line. Reproduction. 146:75-90 (2013).
Kiso WK, Asano A, Travis AJ, Schmitt DL, Brown JL, and Pukazhenthi BS. Pretreatment of Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) spermatozoa with cholesterol-loaded cyclodextrins and glycerol addition at 48C improves cryosurvival. Reproduction, Fertility and Development. 24:1134-1142 (2012).
Selvaraj V, Asano A, Page JL, Nelson JL, Kothapalli KS, Foster JA, Brenna JT, Weiss RS, and Travis AJ. Mice lacking FABP9/PERF15 develop sperm head abnormalities but are fertile. Developmental Biology. 348:177-189 (2010).
Asano A, Nelson JL, Zhang S, and Travis AJ. Characterization of the proteomes associating with three distinct membrane raft sub-types in murine sperm. Proteomics. 10:3494-3505 (2010).
Asano A, Selvaraj V, Buttke DE, Nelson JL, Green KM, Evans JE, and Travis AJ. Biochemical characterization of membrane fractions in murine sperm: identification of three distinct sub-types of membrane rafts. Journal of Cellular Physiology. 218: 537-548 (2009).
Selvaraj V, Asano A, Buttke DE, Sengupta P, Weiss RS, and Travis AJ. Mechanisms underlying the micron-scale segregation of sterols and GM1 in live mammalian sperm. Journal of Cellular Physiology. 218: 522-536 (2009).
Selvaraj V, Buttke DE, Asano A, McElwee JL, Wolff CA, Nelson JL, Klaus AV, Hunnicutt GR, and Travis AJ. GM1 dynamics as a marker for membrane changes associated with the process of capacitation in murine and bovine spermatozoa. Journal of Andrology. 28: 588-599 (2007).
Selvaraj V*, Asano A*, Buttke DE, McElwee JL, Nelson JL, Wolff CA, Merdiushev T, Fornes MW, Cohen AW, Lisanti MP, Rothblat GH, Kopf GS, and Travis AJ. Segregation of micron-scale membrane sub-domains in live murine sperm. Journal of Cellular Physiology. 206: 636-646 (2006). (*Equal contribution).
Asano A, and Niwa K. Activation and penetration in vitro of pig oocytes treated with calcium ionophore. Journal of Reproduction and Development. 50:77-85 (2004).
Suzuki K, Asano A, Eriksson B, Niwa K, Nagai T, and Rodriguez-Martinez H. Capacitation status and in vitro fertility of boar spermatozoa: effects of seminal plasma, cumulus-oocyte-complexes-conditioned medium and hyaluronan. International Journal of Andrology. 25:84-93 (2002).
Funahashi H, Asano A, Fujiwara T, Nagai T, Niwa K, and Fraser LR. Both fertilization promoting peptide and adenosine stimulate capacitation but inhibit spontaneous acrosome loss in ejaculated boar spermatozoa in vitro. Molecular Reproduction and Development 55: 117?124 (2000).
Edashige K, Asano A, An TZ, and Kasai M. Restoration of resistance to osmotic swelling of vitrified mouse embryos by short-term culture.Cryobiology. 38:273-80 (1999).